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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

BuddyTV Guide's iOS app is now listing Hulu Plus' content

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Hulu Plus is now integrated to BuddyTV Guide’s iOS app, its parent company BuddyTV announced. As you may know, Hulu Plus is Hulu’s premium film & TV streaming service – and is currently only available in the US. As for Buddy TV, it is a TV discovery platform that boasts 5 million unique...
BuddyTV Guide's iOS app is now listing Hulu Plus' content
Social commerce platform Chirpify expands to Instagram

On a roll: Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell t-shirts

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Portland-based Chirpify is on a roll, quite literally. The payments-through-Twitter platform already had the likes of Green Day, Wale and Kat Graham use its service, but now Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards is on Chirpify as well. Richards is selling a limited edition t-shirt for $29.99 and is using Chirpify...
On a roll: Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell t-shirts
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With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

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When you think Twitter, you may think realtime news, or CRM, or brand marketing, or maybe even Justin Bieber, but “eCommerce”? Probably not. In the social network landscape, Facebook is generally seen as being the most eCommerce-inclined, what with its “F-Commerce,” but up to this point, consumers really haven’t fallen...
With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

Chirpify raises $2M in fresh cash, partners with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg

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Things are flying for Portland-based Chirpify, as the startup just announced a $2 million round led by Seattle firm Voyager Capital. Combined with a $1.3 million round one year ago, total funding sits at $3.3 million. Chirpify, which allows you to make purchases via your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, also...
Chirpify raises $2M in fresh cash, partners with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg

Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

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Social commerce and payments platform Chirpify has raised a $2 million Series A round of funding from Voyager Capital. The company says that it will be using the newfound capital to further its growth in the payments space and help customers purchase items from within Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Alongside...
Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

Social Commerce Startup Chirpify Raises $2 Million

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Chirpify, the Portland, Oregon-based startup that allows users of social networks like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pay for items inside a particular stream, has secured an additional $2 million in venture funding from Voyager Capital. This, along with capital from previous angel investors Andy Liu, Rudy Gadre, HootSuite CEO Ryan...
Social Commerce Startup Chirpify Raises $2 Million

In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

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We don’t have much to go on, and even well placed ears are coming up short in finding more information, but a few things are clear: a company in stealth, called Top Level Spectrum, has landed $415,030 in funding. That, in and of itself, is meaningless. However, the company has two...
In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

GeekWire Radio: Windows 8, Apple, BuddyTV and a new era in the digital living room

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BuddyTV's Andy Liu in the KIRO studios. (Erynn Rose photo) This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we chat with BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu about all the changes happening in the digital living room — as exemplified by BuddyTV’s apps and Liu’s own elaborate living-room setup. We also...
GeekWire Radio: Windows 8, Apple, BuddyTV and a new era in the digital living room
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Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

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It was only a matter of time. Tweets are now transactions. A new service called Chirpify has opened Twitter to e-commerce, enabling people to buy, sell, donate, pay and otherwise transact in-stream with their Twitter accounts. It's a storefront upload that's already being adopted by big companies like Hewlett-Packard,...
Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins?

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Two days and counting, my new Surface will arrive.  As an avid gadget guy, I’m pumped about this launch with Windows 8. Could this be the breakthrough consumer product that competes with the iPad?  Maybe. Here’s why: 1.  There’s the USB port, which I plan on using with external drives,...
Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins?
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Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

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Portland-based Chirpify is helping this year’s presidential candidates raise funds by allowing users to donate to either Obama or Romney’s campaigns via Twitter. The Twitter-based commerce platform will allow users to give money to either candidate via its new in-stream Twitter donation platform, launching today. Chirpify also reports that at...
Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this crazy song?

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This week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge is one of the more eclectic songs we’ve ever had. It’s a bit obscure — and therefore pretty difficult — but we will give you the clue that it’s the soundtrack for the bootup animation on a television-related product. If you think you...
Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this crazy song?

Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

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Chirpify, a payment platform that uses Twitter to conduct transactions, opened the eyes of a lot of brands and retailers when its commerce service launched in February by showing them how Twitter could help them sell directly to followers. Hewlett-Packard, Nestle and Powerbar are among some of the brands that have signed...
Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

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Rover.com is a new online marketplace where dog owners can discover pet sitters Dog-loving venture capitalist Michael Arrington is among the new investors in Rover.com, the Seattle online service that helps pet owners find lodging for their canine companions. The company, started by venture capitalist Greg Gottesman at a Startup Weekend...
CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

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EveryMove, an alum of TechStars’ Seattle accelerator program building what they’ve dubbed a “mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A financing. Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op,...
EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs
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Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Andy Liu, CEO of BuddyTV Guide, a channel guide app available on iOS, Android and Google TV. There is no debating that consumer adoption of Google TV is extremely disappointing. Logitech has dropped out of the business, several online publications including this one have...
Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem

After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

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Why pay cash, when you can just trade for services? That’s the question driving BizX, which is not your traditional startup. Founded in 2002 by Bob Bagga, Chris Haddawy and Raj Kapoor, the Bellevue-based online bartering service last year posted revenue of $10 million after helping to facilitate more than $60...
After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

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Chirpify is announcing that it’s scored $1.3 million in funding from an impressive array of investors, including Voyager Capital, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, TiE Oregon Angels, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, investor Geoff Entress and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre. The company is also launching its Twitter Commerce for Digital Content...
Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

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The Chirpify dashboard turns Twitter into a transactional platform Twitter is great for sharing content. But when it comes to actually conducting commerce, the fast-growing social networking service leaves something to be desired. Portland’s Chirpify wants to solve that problem, and it just landed $1.3 million in a first round...
Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

Venuelabs rings up $1.6M to help retailers track and analyze social media chatter at stores

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Retailers can’t afford to ignore social media chatter anymore. With Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews and constant discussion on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, retailers need to keep track of those discussions and many more if they want to stay on top of the trends in their individual stores....
Venuelabs rings up $1.6M to help retailers track and analyze social media chatter at stores

Channels as apps? How Apple could reinvent television

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The reports of Apple’s attempts to come out with a new television product just got a little more interesting. The New York Post has behind-the-scenes details on Apple’s attempts to convince content providers to make their shows available on Apple’s terms for a new television product from the company. Yes,...
Channels as apps? How Apple could reinvent television

Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform

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Following a successful $1.3 million funding round from investors including HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Twitter commerce company Chirpify has snagged former American Express director Rayburn Chan to push its social payment platform. Chan joins as Chirpify’s Vice President of Corporate Development, helping to...
Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform
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